Author Archives: AnneFaye

About AnneFaye

Anne Faye writes from Western Massachusetts and is the author of The Rose Ring and Through the Open Window, and blogs at http://www.annefaye.blogspot.com/. You can follow her on Twitter at @AnneMFaye

Five Ways to Pay it Forward in Your Writing Career

No doubt most of you are familiar with the concept of “Paying it Forward.” In Catholic terms, it could be considered just good old-fashioned generosity. We are kind to others and try to help others, whether or not we receive … Continue reading

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Crafting the Elements of an Event

The best book I’ve ever read on crafting a story is Story: Substance, Structure, Style & The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee. It was actually recommended to me by a priest a few years ago who happened by my … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Record to Audiobook

Soon after I published The Rose Ring, I decided it would be great to record an audio book. After all, it was something new to try and would be another way to share the story. I have absolutely no experience … Continue reading

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The Value of a Second Pair of Eyes

I recently completed my manuscript of The Rose Ring and sent it to my editor, who is also a very dear friend of mine. She told me she loved the story and I was very excited. It is always a … Continue reading

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Searching for Inspiration?

As writers, we are creative people, yet even creative people can sometimes find themselves stuck for ideas. What do you do when you are drawing a blank, or suffering from “writer’s block”? As Catholic writers, we know that our creativity … Continue reading

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The Writing “Sin” of Greed

The November / December 2012 issue of Writers Digest featured an interesting article on “The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing” by Janice Gable Bashman and Kathryn Craft. Using the 7 Deadly Sins as a starting point (and what Catholic writer … Continue reading

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Writing When No One Cares

A friend of mine and I were talking in November about National Novel Writing Month. We are both writers, but more importantly we are homeschooling moms with part-time jobs and lives so busy that sometimes we don’t get the chance … Continue reading

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What is Your Favorite Bookstore?

A recent edition of “Parade Magazine” included an excerpt from the new book: “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop”. In that particular excerpt, novelist Richard Russo paid homage to the Alvord and Smith Bookstore … Continue reading

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A Writing Spot of One’s Own

The places where writers write can almost take on a mythological quality. After all, this act of inspiration meeting paper (or computer keyboard) does have a quality of mystery to it, and we seek to make it somehow tangible. I … Continue reading

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Works in Progress – Trudging Through the Middle

I am at that place in my work in progress in which I want to set the manuscript on fire. Usually, this is only a figurative problem. After all, despite my sometimes tumultuous relationship with my laptop, I’m not likely … Continue reading

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